We Welcome Active Military and Veterans
Military Friendly School
Yellow Ribbon School
In honor of your service and sacrifice, Lindenwood is dedicated to your success. We’re committed to serving our military-affiliated students as they advance their education and offer:
- A wide range of military benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon program
- Dedicated support staff and services just for military-affiliated students
- Opportunities to save time and money earning your degree
As a student, you’ll gain real-world skills in career-ready degree programs that offer challenging curriculums and academic support. Expert faculty members share a genuine passion for your success, both in and out of the classroom.
- Use Your Military Education Benefits
- Get Dedicated Military Support
- Save Time and Money
- Additional Military Resources
We’re committed to helping you acquire the education you’ve earned. We can help you determine eligibility and use the variety of programs available to make your out-of-pocket costs as low as possible.
Government-Based Education Assistance
Veterans and active-duty, guard, and reserve service members, as well as their spouses and dependents, can use a variety of GI Bills® to help fund their education.
Forever GI Bill®
The Forever GI Bill® expands the eligibility for and amount of education benefits provided in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® as well as the length of time veterans have to use them. See Full Details >>
Post-9/11 GI Bill®
Get help with tuition and fees, money for housing, books, and supplies. If you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33).
If you’re a member of the Reserves who lost education benefits when the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) ended in November 2015, you may qualify to receive restored benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. See Full Details >>
Montgomery GI Bill® — Active Duty
If you have served at least two years on active duty, the Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) can help you pay for up to 36 months of education benefits. You must meet eligibility requirements in one of four categories. See Full Details >>
Montgomery GI Bill® — Selected Reserve
The Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program offers up to 36 months of education and training benefits for members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard or Air National Guard. If your obligation started after June 30, 1985, or for some types of training, after September 30, 1990, you may be eligible for this benefit. See Full Details >>
Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E; Chapter 31)
Formerly referred to as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, this program helps you explore employment options and addresses training needs. In some cases, your family members may also qualify for certain benefits. See Full Details >>
Designed by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, this program aims for the VA and degree-granting institutions to pay the difference between what is covered by GI Bill® benefits and the total cost of the program. The Yellow Ribbon Scholarship is automatically applied if your tuition costs exceed the maximum state cap for tuition reimbursement and if you are qualified for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® at the 100% rate. It does not apply for active-duty personnel, their spouses, or veterans receiving less than 100% of the benefit.
We’re proud to contribute the maximum percentage rate of 50% for a limited number of students per term. See Full Details >>
DoD Tuition Assistance (DoD TA)
Active military students may be eligible to use DoD TA to cover tuition expenses up to $250 per credit hour if they’re eligible.
Visit your service branch for more information:
Missouri State Tuition Assistance
Additional education benefits are available through the state. Please visit your service branch for more information. We suggest that all students utilizing TA benefits speak with an education representative within their unit for additional guidance.
Post-9/11 GI Bill® Benefits
If you’re a qualified service member, you can transfer all 36 months or a portion of your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to a spouse or child. The DoD approves a transfer of benefits. Learn about transferring Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits
Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
If you’re the child or spouse of a veteran or service member who has died, is captured or missing, or has disabilities, you may be able to receive between 36 and 455 months of benefits to pay for school or job training through the DEA program—also called Chapter 35. See Full Details >>
For more information regarding the GI Bill® or Tuition Assistance benefits, contact our School Certifying Official, Nia Spencer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 636.627.2922.
Get Connected to Needed Resources
Our Veterans Affairs Center is dedicated to your success as you transition to academia. You’ll get one-to-one support to navigate your military education benefits, so you pay the least out-of-pocket expense. We’ll help you through the admissions process and requirements while we help you:
- Understand degree options and course scheduling
- Determine eligibility for VA requirements
- Connect to library services
- Gain remote access to student portals
For more information regarding the GI Bill® or Tuition Assistance benefits, contact our School Certifying Official, Nia Spencer, at email@example.com or 636.627.2922. Call 636.627.2922 or email Nia Spencer.
You can save time and money earning your degree by transferring credits and applying for scholarships. Eligibility requirements and award amounts vary, so be sure to read the full details if you think you qualify for a program.
You can save time and money earning your degree by transferring previous college credits and earning credits for your military service or career experience.
- Undergraduate Degrees: You could complete your degree with as few as 30 credit hours—there is no limit on the number of transfer credits.
- Graduate Degree:You may transfer a maximum of nine semester hours.
Order Your Military Transcripts
To shorten your search time, we’ve curated a list of scholarships and scholarship search sites that apply to active military, veterans, and their family members. The list is not meant to be all-encompassing and you should seek additional sources as you’re able.
Active-duty military, veterans, and their families can find numerous scholarship opportunities with the following organizations.
The American Legion’s purpose is to enhance the well-being of America’s veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by devotion to mutual helpfulness. Learn more about their scholarship opportunities:
The American Legion’s Legacy Scholarship provides college funding to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or those who have a combined VA disability rating of 50% or greater.
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
Paralyzed Veterans of America is proud to offer funds to PVA members and their immediate family members through our Educational Scholarship Program. You need to be a PVA member, the spouse of a member, or an unmarried, dependant child to be eligible. See Details and Application >>
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
The VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” provides active military and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals with a scholarship award of up to $5,000. See Details and Application >>
There are a number of federally based scholarship programs designed to meet the needs of the spouses and families of veterans. In addition to the list here, you should also review the other scholarship opportunities on this page.
If you’re the child or surviving spouse of a service member who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, or a member of the Selected Reserve who died from a service-connected disability on or after the same date, you may qualify for the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) which grants you up to 36 months of benefits including money for tuition, housing, books, and supplies. Learn more about the Fry Scholarship
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants
If you are a child of a U.S. military service member who died due to military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11, you may be eligible for this federal grant which awards between $5,983.34 and $6,495 depending upon your eligibility. See Full Details >>
Veterans United Foundation Scholarships
If you are a surviving spouse or child of a deceased service member from a service-related death or of a veteran with a 100% service-connected disability, you could be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship from the Veterans United Foundation. See Details and Application
We’ve made a good-faith effort to curate a shortlist of free, external scholarship search sites.* Many times, simply searching on the “military” or “veterans” categories on these sites can bring up a list of additional resources.
U.S. Department of Labor
Search more than 7,500 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities with their free scholarship search tool.
An ad-free, open-access scholarship search engine that does not require registration. They list more than 20,00 award programs offering more than $85 million in funding. Search CollegeScholarship.org now.
Unigo offers a number of ways to search for a scholarship and facilitates matching your profile to scholarship opportunities. If you’re not ready to set up a profile, you can still search through thousands of scholarships using their category filters. Search their categories now.
An independent education organization, UniversityHQ provides students with the necessary resources to prepare and plan their career path in their chosen field. You can search for scholarships, financial aid, grants, and loans here.
*Please note that these are not our sites, and we are not responsible for the content on them. We do not represent or warrant that information contained on the linked pages is complete or accurate and always suggest you verify the information before you act upon it. You can use the Federal Trade Commission’s Scams page to educate and protect yourself and your family.
Familiarize yourself with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Find a VA location, learn more about benefits and health care, and access your records.
Which Online Degree Program Is Right for You?
Lindenwood offers a wide range of career-ready programs in dynamic, professional fields that can advance your career after you exit the service or help you earn a commission or a promotion in rank. Gain the advanced skills you need for the career you want. Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered 100% online, so you can study when and where it’s best for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Lindenwood University is a Yellow Ribbon School and proud to be a Military Friendly School as we:
- Go the extra mile to help military members navigate enrollment and graduation processes.
- Provide an academic advisor who will answer questions and help ensure you move confidently forward in your studies.
- Hire faculty members who are incredibly dedicated and teach in classrooms that usually have no more than 35 students in the classroom, often more like a 12 -to-1 student/professor ratio.
- Staff a Veteran Affairs Office as a resource center for our military-affiliated students.
To check if you are eligible to receive benefits, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. At the bottom of the main page you will click on either service member benefits or family member benefits.
If you are a veteran, use the Find a Form link, search and complete VA Form 22-1990, Application for VA Education Benefits. You will be mailed a COE in approximately 8 weeks.
To access your Certificate of Eligibility (COE), please sign in to your account. Once you log in to your account, you can make this request. You will only be able to view the benefit if you were awarded educational benefits.
Yes, if you provide documentation that you are eligible for the benefit, and that you have applied. However, only the Department of Veteran Affairs can determine eligibility for VA benefits. We are only estimating what they will pay. You will be responsible for any amount of your debt VA has determined they will not pay for. If you are unsure, wait until your COE is mailed to you.
You don’t. The Yellow Ribbon is part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and is automatically applied if your tuition costs exceed the maximum state cap for tuition reimbursement and if you are qualified for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® at the 100% rate.
You can apply for grants, scholarships, and federal financial aid.See the Save Time & Money tab above for the many options available.
You can also apply for student federal aid: Lindenwood’s Federal school code is 002480.
Yes, you can. We are required to report the net tuition cost to the VA after applying grants, scholarships, discounts, etc. that apply to tuition. The balance is what VA will pay under chapter 33.
Request and provide an official copy of your JST or CCAF transcript during the admissions process along with your prior college transcripts and high school transcripts so they can be evaluated.
You can order your transcripts using the appropriate military branch link below. Please note that you will likely be prompted to manually accept the DoD’s security certificates.
It is possible. If you’re authorized to use more than one GI Bill® benefit you’re allowed to use up to 48 months of benefits, but one at a time. If you have used up your entire chapter 30 and have never used a different chapter (31, 32, 34, 35, 1606, or 1607) you could be eligible for an additional 12 months if you have not reached your delimiting date.
No. You will not receive a W-2 from the VA and benefits paid under any law administered by VA should not be reported as income to the IRS.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.